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High Treason (FBI Task Force)

par DiAnn Mills

Séries: FBI Task Force (3)

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When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince's protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he's surprised--and none too happy--when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the task force after the assassination attempt.… (plus d'informations)

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Thanks to the publisher and Lone Star Lit for providing me with an advanced copy of the book.

DiAnn Mills does a wonderful job at creating compelling, complex characters and her book High Treason is no exception.. CIA operative Monica Alden is compassionate, complex, intuitive and deeply rooted in her faith - an agent with a lot of heart and smarts. Her presence is definitely challenged by FBI special agent Kord Davidson, who is loyal to his Saudi friends and dedicated to figuring out who is behind the assassination attempt - on his own. Of course, sparks fly, but Mills keeps the tension between them high while remaining true to the inspirational nature of her writing. (Read: she keeps it clean.)

Having a CIA operative working on a case where the primary characters involved live in a very patriarchal society could have been tricky but the author handles it deftly. Monica is frustrated but works the situation with respect for their traditions and with intelligence, not letting ego get in the way of doing her job, and in the process gains their respect (and maybe even an admirer!) She balances out the tension with sharp wit that I quite appreciated.

The story is fast paced and gripping, and the characterization felt authentic. I could feel the angst that the secrecy of keeping her CIA life undercover from family and friends caused Monica; the tension and distrust of her presence as shown by Ali and other members of the Prince's staff was palpable.

As I noted briefly above, High Treason crosses genres between mystery, suspense, romance, and inspirational. Faith definitely plays a more prominent role in this book versus other inspirational novels I've read of late. The religious differences between Prince Omar and his family and staff are handled respectfully, and Monica's faith is recognized by them and appreciated - something that is nice to see given the current environment. Monica's faith is something that drives her, while Kord is a self-declared agnostic, hoping to find something to believe in. His conversion felt a bit sudden and awkward, but didn't detract from the pace of the story.

While the third entry in her FBI Task Force series, this book works as a stand-alone - although, honestly, I would LOVE to see Monica Alden and Kord Davidson working together to solve more cases. I really adored Monica's character and hated to see her story end.

This was a book that once picked up, I couldn't put it down - I may have read it in one sitting and I have the piles of laundry and dishes to prove it. (I don't regret it, either!) If you are a fan of Sandra Brown or Heather Graham and appreciate a taut mystery (with a clean romance), you need to check out DiAnn Mills and High Treason. ( )
  jenncaffeinated | Jul 4, 2021 |
High Treason is a book that will keep you reading. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson and CIA operative Monica Alden find themselves tasked with protecting Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal. This becomes more complicated when they find out that the prince is not just there for him mother's cancer treatment, but also to negotiate some some stronger business ties between the US and his country.
I really enjoyed reading this book and liked seeing the interaction between the main characters. They had to learn to get over each other's role in the protective detail and learn to work together. I liked seeing how they worked out their differences as well as trying to figure out who the bad guy was and what the motive was.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher, the review is my own. ( )
  polarmath | Apr 1, 2018 |
Monica Alden, a CIA operative, is brought onto an FBI task force with Special Agent Kord Davidson after an assassination attempt on Kord's friend, a Saudi prince. Having come to Houston, Texas to seek cancer treatment for his mother, the prince can't pick up and leave the country, but the extent of his real plans in the US makes his FBI protection all the more crucial in High Treason, a novel by author DiAnn Mills.

With this book, I knew I'd have to settle in for a read that would take me a while. But as I've come to find with this author so far, no matter how long or short the read, there's not a dull moment in it for me. Whether it's high-stakes action, the thick of investigation, or engaging inward and outward dialogue as characters deal with their personal challenges and forge various relationships, I'm kept on my toes from start to finish.

I'm all for a heroine like Monica: sharp, no-nonsense, gutsy, and driven, but with a sense of humor, compassion, and a vulnerable side. I also appreciate that her inner conflict has complexity to it, that it's not just a token pain or a too-easy source for angst or drama.

And Kord is rather sharp himself. While I'm pretty sure the "missionary setup" will never be my preferred scenario for ChristFic romance (it tends to muddy up the couple's motives and makes the inevitable conversion feel trite, contrived, or both), I do like that the romance here isn't instantaneous or dripping with sap. The characters' tenderness doesn't make them lose their edge but rather enhances it.

Since this is only the third book I've read by Mills, it may be too soon to say she's my favorite romantic suspense author. Even so, I'm kind of scratching my head as to why I haven't read more of her books by now.
Tyndale House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review. ( )
  NadineC.Keels | Mar 13, 2018 |
This book has suspense and some romance. It had twists and turns. I loved all of these. I even loved the look into the ways of Muslims. I did not want to put this book down. Lord and !onica are great characters. How FBI agents and CIA agents try to work together. This book was well put together and I loved it. I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will. ( )
  Virginia51 | Mar 3, 2018 |
In her newest book, DiAnn Mills takes readers into a well-developed exploration of Saudi Arabian culture.

As CIA Operative Monica Alden joins FBI Agent Kord Davidson on protection detail for a Saudi prince and his family, she straddles the line of respecting the family’s expectations while doing the job she’s there to do. While her drive and desire to be in the thick of the investigation are strong, she does what she can to ease everyone’s unease at a woman in her position.

With the body count rising and continued assignation attempts, Monica and Kord must keep the headstrong prince from putting himself—or his family—in more danger.

A focused and intelligent team, Monica and Kord start off a little rocky but their respect and admiration for each other grow as they work together.

Plenty of action, a touch of romance, and a smidgen of levity made High Treason hard to put down until all the pieces of the puzzle fell into place for a satisfying (and heart pumping) conclusion.

Disclosure statement:
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. ( )
  Suzie27 | Feb 6, 2018 |
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When Saudi Prince Omar bin Talal visits Houston to seek cancer treatment for his mother, an attempt on his life puts all agencies on high alert. FBI Special Agent Kord Davidson is the lead on the prince's protective detail because of their long-standing friendship, but he's surprised--and none too happy--when the CIA brings one of their operatives, Monica Alden, in on the task force after the assassination attempt.

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